Thursday, December 12, 2013

Blogger Stylin' Home Tours | A Restoration House Interiors Style Christmas Living Room

Thanks so much for stopping by and if you are coming over from yesterday's tours you had a chance to see Kelly's place from A View Along the Way. She did such an amazing job with her place!
 
This year I have been on a major calm and neutral kick. If you remember my place from the holidays last year, there was a bit of color thrown in here and there but this year, I wanted creamy creams, browns and tans. It's not that I am afraid of color...I just think there is something about neutrals that makes a room warm and cozy...especially this time of year.  And that's exactly what I did!
 
 
So, let's begin the tour, shall we?
I actually won't talk much on this one. I'll just let surf through the pics and enjoy.
I did decide that I would only decorate our living room. We actually don't spend a ton of time in this space which is why I thought it would be the perfect space to make
 
 
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I wanted the mantel to have a bit of rustic charm but of course stick with the neutral palette. I just kept adding stuff at the last minute and that bookpage banner was a pain in the you know what mostly because of our printer malfunctioning but my wonderfully awesome hubby made it happen. I am happy with the results!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
So, the confession is that while I WISH I had these mad lettering skills, I do not. My friend Victoria does though. Doesn't she? I sent her a pic of what I wanted on this board and told her to add some laurels and BAM! this is what I got back. She does it all freehanded. Yup, no stencils or tracing. I think she is pretty amazing.
 
 
 
 
 
 
And I didn't setup the dining table but I figured if I did it would look a little something like this...
American. Rustic. And it doesn't get any better than red transferware. Unless, of course,  it's black transferware...yum.
 
 
 

 
I picked up this flatware set of service for 10 from a yard sale this summer. I couldn't believe the lady was getting rid of it but for the price I had to snatch them up. I didn't know when I would use them but I knew I would. They were made in the Philippines {which I thought was cool} and I'm still not sure what type of wood is on the handles but I think they are gorgeous!
 
The hubby thought the place needed  punch of red somewhere and thought my neutral infatuation was a bit extreme so this inspirational setting is just for him!
 
There were so many other things I wanted to do and share with you all but just didn't have the time.
I do hope you have enjoyed our holiday living room tour and don't forget to drop by Jenna's place over at SAS Interiors for more holiday inspiration!
 
And be sure to visit the other amazing bloggers today and tomorrow. You can see a full list here.
 
 
SOURCES
Glitter Letters | Pottery Barn
Christmas Tree Pillow Covers | Pottery Barn
Coffee Table Basket Tray | Pottery Barn
Vintage Goods | Haystack Home & Haystack Antiques
Glitter Reindeer Ornament | Target {Last Season}
Striped Ribbon | May Arts
Transferware & Vintage Flatware | Local Garage Sale
 
 
 
 
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66 comments:

  1. I love it all, your home looks beautiful! All the natural elements bring in so much great texture!

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    1. Thanks so much Bethany! Loved yours as well..you pretty much always amaze me!

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  2. Kennesha, this is so wonderful and reminds me of a time long gone. Kind of what Christmas is supposed to be. The natural greenery, the vintage items, everything is so pretty. I really enjoyed seeing your tour.

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    1. I know! I LOVE all the old vintage stuff...obviously and it all brings back SO many good memories! Thanks so much for stopping by Julia!

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  3. Everything looks gorgeous! I love how it all came together! Thanks for letting me be a little part of it :) can I use your pic of the board?

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    1. Girl! Of course you can! And we have to sit down and write out a plan for your Etsy shop...according to my friend from Our Humble Abode, that should be your next step! Love you girl and THANK YOU for helping me make it look fabulous! You got skillzzzzz!

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  4. Everything looks gorgeous! I love how it all came together! Thanks for letting me be a little part of it :) can I use your pic of the board?

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  5. Such a beautiful job, Kennesha. I love all of your neutrals and that tablescape with red dishes and wood and brass silverware? AWESOME!

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    1. Thanks so much Lindsay! You are amazing! Thank YOU for making this happen! Love you girl!

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  6. Super pretty with all your neutrals and I love the mantel!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  7. just beautiful, kennesha! so natural and pretty! i love that leather couch in the mix, too, if you ever want to, ya know, part with it. ;) LOVE everything- the letters on the chair.... stunning!

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    1. Did you see my message to you on IG? It will be for sale soon if I have anything to do with it! LOL...thanks so much for always being so supportive...just love you! XO

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  8. I love it all! I love your use of neutral colors and natural elements. You really have a beautiful touch. Such a lovely home you've created.

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    1. Thanks friend! You're so sweet! Thanks for stopping by! You're the best!

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  9. Kennesha...these shots look straight out of a magazine, dear!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!! I am loving the neutral look and all the greenery with the vintage items. And that cinnamon stick and greenery on that music wrapped present is genius. I have some cinnamon sticks downstairs from Fall decor that I'm going to bring up for my presents! That flatware is amazing, too...unbelievable score.

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    1. Jesse...thanks so much! You bless with your words, friend! Means a lot coming from someone with such talent as yourself! You are pretty darn amazing! Thanks for coming by and saying hello!

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  10. I love your tree and your mantel! Love the greenery and rustic feel. Great tour!

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  12. Well, it was worth the wait! Looks BEAUTIFUL!!!! All of it. Love those antlers, the NOEL sign, the chalkboard sign, the wrapped gifts, the greenery. Should I go on? ! Looks lovely. Nice work!
    Jen

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  13. Everything looks amazing!! It makes me want to re-do my whole house! lol! I adore the rustic living room...the tray on the table is gorgeous! I love your wonderful mantel...so cottage chic! Your tablescape is gorgeous! Love the dishes!

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    1. Haha! That is SO funny...thought I was the only one who looked at others' blogs and felt that way! Your bedroom feature made me feel the same way! Thanks so much for coming by Lisa! Have a wonderful day!

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  14. What a calm and beautiful room! Love the packages and chalkboard sign. I found you at From My Front Porch and am a new follower. Have a very merry Christmas!

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    1. The packages were so fun to put together and the chalkboard sign was a fun idea collab with me and my friend Victoria...she is pretty amazingly skilled with her hands! So fun! Thanks for stopping by Deborah!

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  15. Gorgeous! Me thinks you'll be spending more time in that room now that it's all decked out in Christmas prettiness!

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  16. *GASP!* It is SO good! I love the "noel" art over your sofa! Well done!

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    1. Haha! Thanks so much Kelly! You're the best! Loved your tour as well...pretty amazing ladies we have on this tour!

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  17. So pretty Kennesha! Love the wreaths on everything! What a cozy Christmas home :) xo Kristin

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    1. Thanks so much Kristin! Wreaths are my fave...and lots of greenery...could you tell? LOL. Thanks for stopping by, friend! XOXO

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  18. SOOOOOOO pretty! I wouldnt mind visiting you during Christmas season:0) Looks super cozy and I LOVE how you use nature in your home. So many rustic touches. Lovely friend!

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    1. Thanks so much, girl! Means a lot coming from a ridiculously talented woman like you! You're amazing! Thanks for coming by!

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  19. Everything is so beautiful. You did such a fabulous job with all of your decor. Love the NOEL pic above the sofa. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thanks Marty! And thank YOU for providing such great inspiration each week as well...love your blog!

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  20. Love all the neutral elements. Beautiful

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  21. I always admire the pretty, neutral and natural decor. And yours is stunning. Your Wonderful art...is, well, quite wonderful. Tell your friend to open an Etsy shop. :)

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    1. Stunning? Wow, thanks! And I passed the message along to Victoria! We gotta get her in business...girl's seriously too talented! Love your space as well...btw. You are one amazingly talented lady yourself!

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  22. Such a beautiful space! I really love it all, from the Noel art to the table setting. It's cozy and warm, but clean and fresh too. Great job!

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  23. Thanks girlfriend! It was so much fun to pull it all together! Isn't this whole tour just awesome? So thankful for Lindsay!

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  24. It's gorgeous!! I'm in love with every single detail! So fun being on this tour with you. Sharing on my FB page today ;)
    Hugs,
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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    1. Ur the best Jamie! Thanks SO much and I have LOVED making all of these new friends and getting reacquainted with some old! The best! Thanks again for stopping by! XO

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  25. Kennesha IT IS GORGEOUS I could live in it! LOVE all the texture and neutrals Oh mY!!! the antlers,packages,etc..I want that couch!! It goes with everything like a great belt or shoes. the ornaments are so cool-the deer etc..beautiful LOVE LOVE LOVE IT

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  26. What a beautiful home and holiday decor...love your style!

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    1. Thanks so much for the compliments and for stopping by!

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  27. Ok, that flatware is so amazing I could cry. I super love your table display. But the whole house is so beautiful and welcoming! Not an easy combo to pull off. Great job!

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    1. Thanks so much Abby! Super love...I like that! Hahaha! XO

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  28. Your vintage and rustic decor is gorgeous! I love the banner and everything you did with the mantel!

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    1. Hi Monica! Thanks SO much for stopping by and for the sweet compliments!

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  29. So gorgeous, Kennesha! I am such a fan of greenery and gold. I love how you carried through so much of your house - it's all gorgeous against the aged pieces.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! Such sweet words coming from such a great and talented chica!

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  30. Everything is so beautiful. U love the touch of nature and t he antlers are a great addition. The NOEL is fabulous. Thanks so much for joining Inspire M. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Aw, thanks Marty! Thanks for stopping by as well! Love your blog and your party each week! Always post and share when I can!

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  31. I'm in love...with your decorating. So cool, so natural, so awesome!

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  32. Thank you for this home tour. You have beautiful house. It's feel like I'm visiting your house right now.

    Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
    Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

    Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
    By the way, I'm Clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-shop. Nice to know you.

    Regards,
    Clotee

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  33. You have SUCH a beautiful home!!!! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers - and don't forget to enter my giveaway for a free chandelier! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-diyers-42.html

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  34. It is ALL so very LOVELY!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at our Christmas Extravaganza Party!! Pinning :) xoxo

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  35. I just wanted to let you know that I featured your glittery monogram hanging on the back of the chair as one of my favorite ideas from the past Christmas blogging season....great idea! Hope you are having an amazing holiday.
    http://www.andersonandgrant.com/2013/12/some-of-my-favorite-christmas-ideas.html

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